Enjoy the sand, sun, and salt water this September at the Philadelphia Outrigger Canoe Club’s 10th Annual Hoe Wa`a Challenge!

EVENTS 

  • Sunday, September 11, 2022 POCC Hoe Wa`a Challenge (OC-6)
    • Short Course for those new to ocean OC-6 racing (women’s, men’s, mixed): 3-miles
    • Long Course
      • Women’s OC-6 race: 12-miles
      • Men’s OC-6 race: 12-miles
      • Mixed OC-6 race: 9-miles

DEADLINES

Spec OC-6 Canoe Loan Request: August 31, 2022 (not guaranteed, the earlier the better)

Team Registration: August 31, 2022 (11:59 PM EDT)

Late Registration: September 1, 2022 (prices go up!) – September 7, 2022 (11:59 PM EDT)

REGISTRATION

OC-6 crews in need of a Spec OC-6 canoe should read the Canoe Loans section below and related info. All teams must register through PaddleGuru

Registration through August 31, 2022 (11:59 PM EDT)

  • OC-6 short course registration: $195 USD per canoe
  • OC-6 long course registration: $390 USD per canoe

Late registration: September 1, 2022 – September 7, 2022 (11:59 PM EDT)

  • OC-6 short course late registration: $225 USD per canoe
  • OC-6 long course late registration: $450 USD per canoe

Separate registration required for each crew/craft 

  • Registration fees are per crew not per paddler
  • Should the event be cancelled due to weather or other safety concerns, refunds will not be provided.
  • Questions about registration can be directed to hoewaa@philadelphiaoutrigger.org

Open (10+), Masters (40+), and Sr Masters (50+) age divisions available for spec and unlimited OC-6 races.  Please ensure your team members are the appropriate age for the registered age divisions on September 11, 2022.  Note: Awards will not be given out to each age division. 

OC-6 CANOE LOANS

  • Deadline for OC-6 canoe loan requests by August 31, 2022 to be made via email to Dave Kunz, dkunz@kunzlaw.com.
  • Please do not reach out to other clubs directly to avoid double booking.
  • OC-6 Canoe rental fee $155 USD to be collected by the POCC Hoe Wa`a Race Planning Committee: $150 to be passed through to the team renting their canoe and $5 transaction fee
  • Completing registration does not guarantee a canoe. Requesting teams will receive a confirmation email once a canoe loan is arranged.
  • After the canoe loan deadline (August 31, 2022) teams needing a canoe should not register without prior approval from the POCC Hoe Wa`a Race Planning Committee.

CANCELLATION FEE

20% cancellation fee will be assessed for all registrations cancelled by August 31, 2022 11:59 PM EDT.

No refunds of registration fees after September 1, 2022 12:00 AM EDT.

CAPTAIN’S SAFETY MEETING

The Hoe Wa`a Challenge is an ocean race, and safety meetings are required. The Captain’s Safety Meeting will be held on site before each race.  Attendance is mandatory. 

LUNCH & AWARDS

Awards and lunch will be provided

SCHEDULE: 

Sunday, September 11, 2022: Hoe Wa’a Challenge (OC-6) 

Location: Brigantine Inlet Beach, Lagoon Boulevard & Ocean Drive, Inlet: 39.381689, -74.413808 (Race Map)

Times subject to change – finalized schedule will be emailed to each paddler prior to the race.

  • 8:00 a.m.  Registration check-in tent open
  • 9:00 a.m.  Pule
  • 9:30 a.m.  OC-6 Short Course Race: Women’s/Men’s/Mixed – 3 miles
  • 10:30 a.m. OC-6 Long Course Race*: Women’s and Men’s – 12 miles
    * Subject to change based on number of registered canoes
  • 1:30 p.m.  OC-6 Long Course Race*: Mixed – 9 miles
    * Subject to change based on number of registered canoes
  • 3:00 p.m. Lunch and Awards